Accounting Treatment on Depreciation

When non-current assets are depreciated, a new account for each type of asset is opened; this account is called a provision for depreciation whereby the following entries will be made:
Debit – P&L a/c
Credit – Provision for depreciation a/c

With the amount of depreciation charged for the period.
Example on straight-line method

The entries will be as follows:
Debit – P&L a/c with Sh.10, 000
Credit – Provision for depreciation. Machines a/c with Sh.10, 000 being depreciation provided for the machine.

The final accounts extracts will be shown as follows:

  • Profit And Loss Account (Extract) for the year ended


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